Eric Clapton tested positive for coronavirus and suspended the shows he had scheduled in Switzerland and Italy

The guitarist is 77 years old (Matthew Baker/Getty Images)
The guitarist is 77 years old (Matthew Baker/Getty Images)

The renowned rock and blues musician Eric Clapton announced that in recent days he was infected with coronavirus and suspended until further notice the shows he planned to give next week in the cities of Zurich (Switzerland) and Milan (Italy).

“Unfortunately, Eric Clapton is suffering from COVID having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall. His medical advisers told him that if he were to travel again and act too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery. Eric is also anxious to avoid transmitting any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, his staff, and of course the fans,” it was explained through a statement that was released on the artist’s Facebook account. .

The work team of the English singer, who is 77 years old, specified that, “after an intense internal discussion, it has been decided, with great regret and apologies to all concerned, to postpone the performances in Zurich, on May 17, and in Milan, on May 18, with the current hope of being able to resume the tour starting with the concerts in Bologna on May 20 and 21.

Eric Clapton's statement in which he announced that he has coronavirus
Eric Clapton’s statement in which he announced that he has coronavirus

“It is very frustrating that, having avoided COVID during the lockdown and during the period when travel restrictions were in place, Eric has succumbed to coronavirus at this point, but we hope that he will recover sufficiently by the end of the week to be able to carry out the rest of the planned actions”, was added in the text.

In this sense, the author of great successes such as “Wonderful Tonight”, “Tears in heaven” Y “Cocaine” specified that “Further announcement regarding the rescheduling of postponed shows will be made once suitable dates can be identified.”

In this regard, it was made clear that those future performances will take place “within the next 6 months and tickets purchased will remain valid for the new rescheduled date.”

Although the British received the first dose of AstraZeneca against the coronavirus in February of last year and six weeks later, the second, his position against vaccines is well known. to prevent this disease.

In fact, last August he launched “This Has Gonna Stop”a song in which he expressed his rejection of preventive health measures and inoculants, after assuring that he himself had a “disastrous” experience.

The musician expressed his position against vaccines (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
The musician expressed his position against vaccines (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

The theme was presented with an animated video with images that set its vision, in which the fate of many who consume different media is decided at a table of few people, it was interpreted by different media in the United Kingdom as an anti- vaccines.

There is also an evil puppeteer and protesters brandishing signs that say “Freedom” and “Stop”, as an illustration of jam for freedomthe British anti-lockdown street entertainment group that Clapton supports.

On the other hand, this Monday the famous guitarist confirmed that he will do a series of concerts around the United States next September, in which he will have as a special guest Jimmie Vaughnolder brother of the historical Stevie Ray Vaughn.

In addition, Clapton will be accompanied by a band made up of Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals. With this group he will visit Chicago, Pennsylvania, New York, Detroit and Ohio.


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